The Professional CAW Wrestling League (PCWL) was established on August 1, 2008. SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 used to be the game that was used to make PCWL possible, but in May 2013, the save file for SvR2007 became corrupted on the PS2 memory card, so starting with Doomsday 2013, they switched games to SvR2008 for XBOX 360.
For NXG, which debuted in January 2013, WWE '12 and '13 are the games used in Seasons 1 and 2, respectively. WWE 2K14 was used entirely for Season 3 of NXG, and Season 4 after that on WWE 2K15, Season 5 and 6 on WWE 2K16, and so on. Though it isn't broadcast on YouTube, PCWL is still is one of the best CAW leagues today. Starting with SNE's New Year's Bash on January 4, 2014, all PCWL action is entirely on WWE '13, only using different games on occasion.
PCWL action used to regularly include WWE superstars until August Assault 2012, when "creative differences" between WWE and PCWL led to WWE superstars no longer being included in PCWL shows and events. PCWL immediately remade its intro to include the words, "Then, Now, Forever", on it in response to this announcement.
The last time PCWL used this intro was on SNE's Halloween Special on October 26, 2013. Then, PCWL debuted a new intro at the beginning of its annual Halloween Hysteria on Wednesday, October 30. PCWL's newest intro - mostly inspired by WWE's Ruthless Aggression opening - premiered starting with New Year's Revolution on January 7, 2017.
WWE and PCWL alumni Tommy Dreamer was recently recognized as having his PCWL career being totally different from his stint in WWE. Dreamer recently returned to PCWL while still being an active member of TNA in May 2015.
Current Weekly ShowsEdit
|Day||Show||Date of Debut||Airing Frequency|
|Wednesday||NXG||January 8, 2013||
|Thursday||Heat||November 3, 2016||Weekly|
|Friday||Thunder||November 4, 2016||Weekly|
|Saturday||SNE||November 1, 2008||Weekly|
|Championship||Exclusive to||Champion(s)||Champion(s) Since|
|PCWL Championship||Heat||Captain America||November 23, 2016|
|Icons Championship||Thunder||Spider-Man||December 21, 2016|
|A113 Championship||Thunder||Randy Cunningham||July 23, 2016|
|Flaming Skull Championship||Heat||Homer Simpson||February 22, 2017|
|Hardcore Championship||Both brands||Youngblood||December 21, 2016|
|Heat Tag Team Championship||Heat||Spike Dudley & Edward Elric||January 12, 2017|
|Thunder Tag Team Championship||Thunder||Danny Phantom & Jake Long||February 3, 2017|
For a full list of PCWL superstars, click here.
|Month||Name of Mega-Event||Exclusive to|
The Big Bang Before The Big Game
Big Birthday Bash
(PCWL's flagship event)
|June||One Extreme Summer||Both brands|
|July||All-American Annihilation||Both brands|
|Gold Rush||Both brands|
|August||August Assault||Both brands|
|October||Halloween Hysteria||Both brands|
|November||Thanksgiving Terror||Both brands|